Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

Didn't know what to expect!

Sail Date: June 09, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The rocking of the ship was what irratated me the most. I was told you don't really feel the boat moving but it was difficult to even walk straight with all the rocking of the boat. There was not that many activities to do on the boat and the ones they did have were misleading. For example, we were excited for the liquor tasting but then they only offered me about 1/4 of a shot all together. The waitstaff was very slow every night for dinner. And the staff in general was not very friendly and seemed to give the impression that they only wanted to sell you something all the time. The pool and hot tub was closed more then half of the trip which we were planning on swimming the first day and were unable to till the next day late in the afternoon.

Pros: 24 Hour Pizza Bar

Cons: The rocking of the boat

Recommends Carnival Elation? No.

Food and Dining
The food tasted like tv dinners and the service was very slow.
Service and Staff
They always were trying to sell us something everywhere we went.
Wish they had better nightclubs and comedy shows on the ship. Nobody was laughing at the comedy show we went to, the guy was getting frustrated and nearly gave up.
Ship Quality
Leaned on the railing and got my dress dirty one day. However the rooms were kept very clean.
Cabin / Stateroom
The room was small but very clean. We stayed in the oceanview but the windows were always so dirty that we couldnt really see out of our window.
Cozumel, Mexico
The shopping was not all that it was hyped up to be. All the vendors were selling the same thing and not for less expensive yhen you could get in the USA. We were most looking forward to the shopping but did not find any good deals.
Don't Miss: The Beach!

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